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Education: Disability Specific: Education for Students with Physical Disability

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Disabled Students Programs and Services at College of Marin located in Kentfield, California, offers a number of opportunities for individuals with physical, learning, psychological or communication disabilities. Learning is made possible by utilizing many in-class support services such as readers, notetakers, books on tape, interpreters, time extensions on tests and liaison with instructors. They also offer specialized equipment and learning aids including large print materials, print magnification machines and wheelchairs for use on-campus. Additionally, the computer center provides cognitive retraining, learning skills development, and adaptive computer technology. Their website features a newsletter, DisPatches and several useful links for the disabled community. For more information about these programs and services, call (415) 485-9406.

Foothill College Adaptive Learning Division, located in Los Altos Hills, California, offers courses and services on campus and in the community designed to help people with physical, developmental, communication, and learning disabilities. Study programs include a 12-month transition to work program, a variety of community based classes, an adaptive physical education class and more. They also offer a number of on-campus support services including a disability resource center and a computer access center, which provides instruction and support in the use of adaptive computer technology for students with disabilities. For more information, call (650) 949-7332 (Voice) or (650) 948-6025 (TDD).

San Joaquin Delta College Disabled Student Services located in Stockton, California provides support to students with physical, communication, learning and developmental disabilities in both on and off campus programs. The college offers services for individuals that are deaf that include specialized classes, notetaker services and interpreting services. They also provide special education classes when necessary and offer a learning disability program. For more information, visit the website or call the admissions office at (209) 954-5628.

University of California at Berkeley, Disabled Students' Program offers a substantial number of unique services for students with disabilities. They offer a number of assistive technology devices, notetakers, interpreters, adapted class materials and also make necessary accommodations so to provide the most productive learning environment. The university also offers a unique residency program for students with physical disabilities. This program teaches these students the independent living skills necessary to be successful throughout college and in life. The rooms offered to the students are fully accessible, but are still incorporated into buildings with non-disabled students. The students also have the opportunity to hire a personal assistant. The website features a section about financial aid and scholarships available to students with disabilities as well as a comprehensive directory of links to other disability-related websites. For more information about this nationally recognized program, visit their website or call (510) 642-0518 (Voice) or (510) 642-6376 (TTY).


University of Maine offers the Onward Program for students with physical and learning disabilities. Some of the services provided by this program include advising, readers, recorders, tutors as needed, taped texts, classroom relocation, mediation and advocacy and many more. For more information about this program, visit their website or call (207) 581-2319 (Voice) or (207) 581-2311 (TDD).


Disability Services at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities offer many services and programs to assist individuals with disabilities achieve their greatest potential. The office first assesses each individual's needs to determine which services would be of benefit. Services provided include sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, captioned videos, document conversion, and assistive computer technology. The University is also involved in a number of research and development projects that include Careers On-Line, Project LEEDS: Leadership Education to Empower Disabled Students, Career Connections, and Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Liaison. Furthermore, they strive to adapt teaching strategies to various disability types and levels. For more information about enrolling in the University, visit their website or call (612) 624-4037 (V/TTY).

Southwest State University, located in Marshall, Minnesota, offers many services to students with disabilities. Such services include physical therapy, adaptive physical education, intercollegiate wheelchair basketball, wheelchair and adaptive device services, as well as academic assistance which includes test proctoring, texts-on-tape, interpreter services, hearing screening, speech therapy and equipment resources. Attendant care is also made available to those students living on campus. For more information, call (507) 537-7021.


Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers a number of services to students through their Office for Students with Disabilities. Personal student academic aides are available, as well as adapted computer labs, a life skills center, an athletic training room, lift-equipped vans, a learning disabilities study lab, a wheelchair maintenance shop and attendant care including meal aides and personal care attendants. The university also offers occupational therapy services that are designed to maximize each student's independence by teaching independent living skills. Working with a therapist will ensure the student receives, or has access to, necessary assistive and adaptive technologies. Edinboro also offers Rolling Scot Athletics, which provides students with disabilities an opportunity to compete while socializing with other students. For more information about these services and many more, visit their website or call (814) 732-2761.

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